BEMF Longy Baroque Academy

2023 Festival | June 4–11, 2023

BEMF Longy Baroque Academy

Singing and accompanying 17th-century song

Thursday, June 15 – Sunday, June 18, 2023

Longy School of Music of Bard College
Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Boston Early Music Festival, world-renowned for its groundbreaking productions of Baroque opera performances and celebrated concerts, and Longy School of Music of Bard College, dedicated to preparing musicians to make a difference in the world, are partnering to present the inaugural season of the BEMF Longy Baroque Academy.

This four-day course for singers and continuo players (harpsichordists, lutenists, harpists, etc.) is an extraordinary opportunity to work with some of the world’s most celebrated Baroque specialists. Days will be filled with specialized lectures, movement training, participatory workshops, continuo classes, and more.

  • Interested musicians age 18 and over are encouraged to apply;
  • Must have full availability (no schedule conflicts) for June 15–18, 2023;
  • Singers should be comfortable moving and singing on stage;
  • Early music experience not required.

Please send resumé and MP3 file to BEMF Longy Baroque Academy Co-Coordinators Perry Emerson ( and Hannah Cooper ( by December 31, 2022.  Accepted participants will be notified by January 30, 2023.

Participation Fee: $500*

Housing, meals, and travel are not included; participants are expected to secure these arrangements.
*Scholarship Support is available, based on need.

Longy School of Music of Bard College


Paul O’Dette, Artistic Co-Director, theorbo, and Baroque guitar

Stephen Stubbs, Artistic Co-Director, theorbo, and Baroque guitar

Ellen Hargis, Assistant Stage Director and soprano

Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, Baroque dancer and choreographer

Boston Early Music Festival Presenters

Gilbert Blin, Opera Director

Melinda Sullivan, Dance Director

Longy School of Music of Bard College Presenters

Pamela Dellal, Historical Performance: Voice, Vocal Studies

Sarah Darling, Baroque violin and viola